During this pandemic time in our history, we have been spending more time at home. At first, it might have been a time that we enjoyed because it gave us the opportunity to relax, spend more time with family, catch up with some reading etc. and yes, some of us, have had the opportunity to work from home.
But as time passes, we tend to get bored. So a few of us find activities that absorb us so completely, we lose touch with what’s going on around us. We could start painting, writing, gardening, playing a musical instrument or organizing our garage — and the next thing we know 3 hours have passed. We feel mentally refreshed.
So what about physical activity? Unfortunately, a small percentage of adults will spend a lot of time on the couch in front of the TV.
The more hours you sit each day, the higher your risk of metabolic problems. Sitting too much can negatively impact your health and longevity.
Below I will quote an expert on the subject
Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. from the Mayo clinic recommends for most adults to remain healthy to do the following
Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week.
The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. For some of you that could translate on a 30 minutes walk 5 days a week. You can do that alone or with your partner or in a group.
Another suggestion would be to engage in 3 (45 minutes) of ballroom dancing lessons a week.
These ballroom dancing activities would provide fun while developing many attributes. There are substantial benefits to those who start ballroom dance as adults
Research has found that ballroom dancing improves mental acuity throughout a dancer’s life. Ballroom dancing can help enhance memory, alertness, awareness, focus, and concentration.
The activity of ballroom dancing:
- Would: Improve your health and fitness by exercising without “working out”.
- Would help you Burn calories with low-impact aerobic movements.
- Would help reduce your stress;
- Would improve your balance, mobility, and flexibility.
- Would allow you to forget your troubles and laugh.
There is no doubt that the present pandemic situation has changed the way of life for most of us.
We however, can opt to take the bull by the horns and choose a path that will take us to a healthy mental and physical being.
Here at our Dance studio we are adjusting to the new situation. We are adhering to the CDC safety protocols. Student’s temperature is taken at the door. We have hand sanitizing at every tables and desk. Everybody wear masks and gloves. The main surface areas are cleaned with Lysol between each lesson.
The Studio is also professionally cleaned and sanitized every Monday. In a nutshell we are providing a safe environment for your return.